Speaker Boehner Hints at Defunding Barry’s Libya Folly

Friday, June 17, 2011

This week is ending on a positive note for those of us who opposed President Obama’s unconstitutional military involvement in Libya.

House Speaker John Boehner suggested Thursday he may move to cut off funding for military operations in Libya.

Boehner said Thursday:

“The White House says there are no hostilities taking place, yet we’ve got drone attacks under way, we’re spending $10 million a day, and part of the mission is to drop bombs on Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s compound. That doesn’t pass the straight-face test, in my view, that we’re not in the midst of hostilities.”

Boehner’s comment were in response to the Obama administration’s bizarre claim the 1973 War Powers Resolution does not apply to U.S. participation with NATO to depose and kill Libyan dictator Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi.

Boehner said the “ultimate option” is for Congress to exercise its “power of the purse” to defund the U.S. mission.

As expected, shameless House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she agrees with the White House’s interpretation of the 1973 War Powers Resolution.

“The limited nature of this engagement allows the president to go forward. I’m satisfied that the president has the authority he needs to go ahead. If we had boots on the ground, then that’s a different story. I don’t think they should stop the support that they’re giving to NATO to stop the humanitarian disaster.”

It’s important we remember Pelosi’s comments.

Sources speaking on condition of anonymity from Ft. Hood, TX have told this Blog the Obama administration is planning to launch a full-scale, U.S.-led ground invasion in Libya with “boots on the ground” by this October.

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11 Responses to Speaker Boehner Hints at Defunding Barry’s Libya Folly

  1. fran says:

    Spending $10 million a day & bombing another country does not count as war because there are no “boots on the ground”???

    I’d like to boot Pelosi & Obama out of office.

  2. Marcus Ybanez says:

    Cutting off funding is the only way to stop the Obama monster from Middle East and Northern African domination.

    Now let’s see if Boehner actually does it. If he does, I might actually come to respect him. October surprise? Ground troops in Libya? Can’t wait to hear more about this.

  3. Harry says:

    Defunding Libya makes sense. Obama is trying to position himself as a catalyst in the so-called Arab Spring. Talk about ironic.

  4. Ypsilanti says:

    I have also heard the rumor about the planned October invasion of Libya by U.S. ground troops.

    It would appear Mr. Obama will stop at nothing to gain another term as president as well as gain control of the oil spigot buried deep in the Libyan sand. He has demonstrated a flagrant disregard for the Constitution and the rule of law. Why do the Republican-controlled House stand on the sidelines and allow his to build an imperial presidency?

    How wrong I was to ever think this one would be any different from the last president. In many ways, Mr. Obama is worse.

  5. DMason says:

    I’m sure Boehner and Barry will kiss and make up on the golf course. I don’t think for a Tripoli minute that Boehner has the courage to cut-off funding for Libya. He is every bit the coward Obama is, and the casualties in all of this are the people of Libya who are being killed by NATO bombs and the American people who thought they had elected an honorable man, only to discover he is a weasel.

  6. Randy Arroyo says:

    The Tan Man speaks but he seems barely coherent. I think he must be drunk most of the time.

  7. Johnathan says:

    Yes, this is proof that the republicans do good things. Well sometimes.

  8. Insouciant says:

    The “boots on the ground” analogy is simply wrong.

    Japan didn’t have “boots on the ground” when they bombed Pearl Harbor. This event signaled the end of America’s isolationism and our entree into WWII.

    If this doesn’t result in the end of Obama’s reign, then there is no hope for this country and we deserve to fail.

  9. Jolly Roger says:

    Christopher, I have also heard from certain circles that (1.) we already have trainers on the ground, and (2.) we’re just waiting for some excuse to land the regular Armed Forces in Libya.

    I really hope that the information I’m getting now is as flawed as the information I got on Iran.

  10. feminazi says:

    I think the House is within its authority to defund Obama’s involvement in Libya. Something I fully support but, what happens with the senate? The senate is in Democratic hands and the lemmings on the other side of the Capitol will follow Obama off a cliff in order to be loyal to him. This is a terrible predicament and one I could not have imagined in 2008.

  11. Mets Fan says:

    If John Boehner steps up and defunds Libya, I will have new found respect for him.

    No one else in the Congress seems to have their head screwed on tight with the possible exception of Dennis Kucinich. He’s opposed Obama on Libya based on constitutional grounds since day one and for that, I respect the guy enormously.

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